Champions League: Benfica defender, Otamendi gives update on Messi’s injury
Benfica defender, Nicolas Otamendi, has revealed that he checked up on Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi after last Wednesday’s Champions League Group H clash in Portugal.
Otamendi said that his compatriot Messi only sustained a muscle overload and no one at the Argentina camp was worried about his participation in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Recall that Messi, who scored a goal in PSG’s Champions League 1-1 draw against Benfica last week, sustained a calf injury during the encounter.
As a result of the injury, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner missed PSG’s goalless draw with Reims on Saturday.
Speaking ahead of Benfica’s Champions League clash with PSG on Tuesday night in Paris, Otamendi revealed that he had a chat with the former Barcelona captain last week, offering an update on his injury.
“As a teammate, after the game, I spoke to Messi to see how he was feeling like I do with everyone,” Otamendi said via (Canal Supporters).
“I am not worried about his absence because we know how important he is for the Argentina national team. He had an overload because of his sequence of matches since the start of the season.”